This is paella! w Boquerías Mkt Tour

Barcelona, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Elías

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

In this amazing day we´ll go for a quick but rewarding tour around Boquerías´s Market, followed by a warm an relaxed Paella lunch in a lovely apartment just 5 minutes walking away!
I will show you where I buy all the fresh ingredients for the Paella, and we will walk through the fabulous market, my favorite place in Barcelona, so that you can see in detail how one of the most iconic markets in Europe lives.
From there we will go to my house, where we will have appetizers, I´ll teach you how to prepare the Spanish "bread with tomato", we will make sangria together, and the delicious Catalan cream for dessert, while we wait for the Paella :).
All this in a beautiful living room with balconies to the Ramblas, with soft drinks, beer and good wines, it´ll be a day that you will enjoy a lot!
Other things to note
Just dress comfortably and consider the weather since we´ll walk a few minutes (5) from the market to the apartment.
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In this amazing day we´ll go for a quick but rewarding tour around Boquerías´s Market, followed by a warm an relaxed Paella lunch in a lovely apartment just 5 minutes walking away!
I will show you where I buy all the fresh ingredients for the Paella, and we will walk through the fabulous market, my favorite place in Barcelona, so that you can see in detail how one of the most iconic markets in Europe lives.
From there we will go to my h…

What's included

  • Food
    A super tasty Seafood Paella and a homemade Catalan cream that we are going...
  • Drinks
    we´ll prepare the traditional Spanish Sangría together!

Meet your Host, Elías

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I´m a 34 year old boy, graduated in business administration and chef, passionate about food, especially the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. After graduating in a traditional cooking school, i took specific spanish cuisine classes, in Chef Caprabo´s kitchen and others.
I've been cooking this recipe for years, and I'll share it with you so you can be an expert!
This experience is made for those who want to know one of the best food markets, and see how it´s made a real seafood paella :)
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the Boquerias Market, after a nice tour inside this hypersensitive place, we will go home, a beautiful apartment 5 minutes away. In a very bright and comfortable lounge with large balconies, we cook a delicious Paella, admiring the Gothic architecture of BCN :)

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 808 reviews.

Irene
December 2021
It was a good experience and Elias is nice and easy to get along with. He’s super playful and passionate. He knows what he’s doing and makes the the cooking process and tour fun and engaging.
Ikenna
December 2021
Great immersion into Spanish culture, its history and relevance to the day. I didn'teat paella again since the bar was set so high, great experience!
Tania May
December 2021
Extremely great and enthusiastic host that tells amazing stories about the local market and the people working there. It is clear how much passion he has for the freshest of ingredients, the market, and paella, and he brings it all out in the delicious taste of the paella. very hands-on session with some cooking opportunities!
Chen Nee
December 2021
We had lots of fun, learnt a lot about the passionate vendors in La Bouqueria and the different seafood available. Back in Elias' apartment, we were introduced to the secrets behind a good sangria, creme Catalan and of course how to cook a first class Paella. Elias was a passionate teacher with lots of jokes up his sleeves and we had a great time throughout, with all of our senses entertained - good music, good wine, good food, good company. I highly recommend this!
Dana
December 2021
Sign up for this Paella making experience with Elias! You won’t be disappointed! He is a passionate culinary teacher, gifted story teller and instant friend! We enjoyed our tour of the local market and cooking experience so much!
Olga
December 2021
Elías is an amazing host - super generous and very knowledgeable and passionate about history, culture and food! We had a great afternoon and learned a ton about the Boqueria market and paella. There was so much to eat and drink, well worth the price!

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